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PRA 7 (Caretaker)

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
4.2 out of 5
Northville, NY 12134
$22.76 an hour - Full-time


Northville, NY 12134

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  • Retirement plan

Full job description

Will be stationed at Caroga Lake or Sacandaga.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 1 year of qualifying experience, with at least 6 months being at a supervisory level in maintenance, construction, landscaping or in a business operation. *Must be at least 18 years of age and have and maintain a valid drivers license.

PRA7 is responsible for the entire operation of a large facility, including subordinate staff. Caretakers are to conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner as the face of the agency for visitors to our recreational facilities providing customer service that will enhance the public's stay.

  • Must be willing to work undefined hours, ensuring continued operation of your park, with a limited, if any, assigned amount of overtime.
  • Must work all weekends and holidays through the summer, unless otherwise excused. Required to work through Labor Day weekend, as term of employment.
  • Must be willing to respond to emergencies at the facility regardless of the time factor, day/night.
  • Must be willing and able to do manual work in park (such as lifting garbage cans chest high, using rakes and shovels, push lawn mowers, and cleaning toilets). Must assist and manage operation of Recycle stations within the campground in accordance with state, county and town laws.
  • Must be well groomed, wear issued uniform, as well as work shoes, no sneakers. Issued clothing must be kept presentable.
  • Must be able to speak clearly and communicate with others, i.e. subordinates and the camping public, which includes the enforcement of Rules and Regulations. Must be even tempered.
  • Must be willing and able to read and understand the Campground Operations Manual and perform all functions defined within.
  • Must be willing and able to supervise 2 or more employees, which include beach operation, Park Rangers, maintenance staff, and scheduling. Ensure staff understand their job duties and any issues/concerns are addressed in a timely manner with clear direction on how to improve performance provided. Making sure to communicate any issues with supervisor.
  • Ensure that LATS are submitted and approved by the Friday after the pay period. Must be responsible in handling and accounting for all monies, i.e. petty cash, day use ticket sales, permit sales, pavilion rental sales, etc.
  • Must be capable and willing to operate a personal computer for revenue accounting purposes and permit issuance. All purchases should be done in compliance with the State Finance Law and all receipts should be provided to supervisor in a timely manner with appropriate signatures.
  • Must live at campground during period of employment, without exception.

Employment applications can be found at: NYS

Department of Environmental Conservation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NYS DEC campgrounds and day use areas follow all NYS DOH COVID guidelines

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $22.76 per hour


  • Retirement plan


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Northville, NY 12134: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Work Location: One location